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Sunday, April 10, 2016

watercooler tic-tac-toe adventure

The tic-tac-toe board at Watercooler Wednesday was a bit easier for me than my usual it's-too-hard-to-choose dilemma.  I love purple and haven't done a fun fold recently, so I added stripes (albeit very subtle stripes) and sympathy, for Just Add Ink:
stamp set: Thanks for Caring (retired); ink - Blackberry Bliss; card stock - Blackberry Bliss, Perfect Plum; Big Shot with Deco Labels framelits and Stylish Stripes embossing folder

I was starting to feel in a rut, though, with purple sympathy cards (yes, I'm mailing yet another tomorrow and running low again).  So, I revisited the whole thing, this time using some brighter colors and a happier theme:
stamp set - Wild about Flowers; ink - Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss; card stock - Hello Honey, Very Vanilla, Lost Lagoon; Big Shot with Stylish Stripes embossing folder and Ovals framelits

11 comments:

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Kathe, subtle or not, a stripe is a stripe. The embossed diagonal stripes work very well with your design. Love that framed sentiment, cut with the Deco Labels framelits. That adds so much elegance. Thank you very much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jodene said...

Beautiful sympathy card Kathe, and I think the subtle stripes look great! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink :)

Gail said...

Sympathy cards are never easy to make and I always struggle with how intricate to make them. This has an elegant simplicity that says just what it needs to say.
Thanks for playing along at the Watercooler.

Nikki Spencer said...

A lovely clean card Kathe. The stripes add the perfect texture. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Fiona said...

Love your cards - I love to use purple and not just for sympathy cards -

Jan said...

This is a beautiful CAS Sympathy card Kathe! I love the interest added by your fun fold and the elegance of your greeting and the stripes.Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful sympathy card, Kathe! Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges. I hope to see you again soon. Marsha

Deborah said...

I really like both cards, Kathe! The embossed striping has a very soothing look on the sympathy card, and the striping with washi tape (?) is very cheery! Thanks for joining in this week's Watercooler Wednesday challenge. ~Deborah

Kath Ricks said...

Kathe, I really like both of the cards! I saw the first one when you posted it on facebook and came over to tell you.

Leanne Johnson said...

Hello Kathe! You are not alone (sending sympathy cards - seems I've been doing the same the last few weeks :( ) As for your cards, they are wonderful and stripes being embossed or with the washi tape still qualifiy as meeting the Tic Tac Toe line. Well done. Thank you for playing with my Tic Tac Toe Challenge with Watcooler Wednesday Challenges. - Leanne DT

Di Barnes said...

Your sympathy card was lovely, Kathe - soft & elegant with subtle details & you happy'd up your second one beautifully too.
Thanks for joining is at Just Add Ink this week.
Di :)